Monday, September 30, 2013

Almond Joy Cake Bars!

This is an absolutely heavenly treat! And it's made so simply by using an un-prepared box of chocolate cake mix! Easier is always better, right?

If you're a regular reader of my blog you know that I'm an Almond Joy candy bar freak! I've made so many recipes that are a copy of the candy bar! I've made Almond Joy Cookies and Almond Joy Ice Cream and Almond Joy Shot Glass Desserts!  So now I bring you these Almond Joy Cake Bars!  I ate 3 pieces before I finished this blog post!

Almond Joy Cake Bars

INGREDIENTS:
1 package chocolate cake mix - unprepared
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
8 oz. cream cheese - I used fat free
1/3 cup white sugar
2 Tbls. half & half cream - I used fat free
1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup crushed dry roasted almonds

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 13" x 9" baking pan.
In a large bowl mix together unprepared cake mix, softened butter and 1 large egg.
Mix until crumbly. Crumbs should be pea sized.
Set aside 1 1/2 cups of this crumb mixture.
Press remaining crumb mixture evenly into the buttered baking pan. This should be a very thin layer that covers just the bottom, not the sides.
Bake on middle rack for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl mix together the cream cheese, 1 egg, sugar, half & half. almond and coconut extracts and shredded coconut.
Mix thoroughly until semi smooth.
Evenly pour the cream cheese mixture over the baked bottom crust.
Then sprinkle with the crushed almonds. Now add the reserved crumb mixture evenly over the cream cheese mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.
Then let cool and chill in fridge for 30 minutes before serving.










2 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much Mich! These are so delicious! Even my hubby ate a piece and LOVED it...and he's not a dessert person at all! =D

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